MELBOURNE, Fla. – Following a windy Monday and the first two rounds of the Panther Invitational, the Saint Leo men's golf team finished in eighth out of 15 teams at the Duran Golf Club.
The Lions returned to the course after 20 days off the course and shot a two-round total 614 (+38). Saint Leo shot a first round 306 (+18) before a second round 308 (+20).
"Tough day today, the wind made it a grind," Head Coach Chris Greenwood stated following the two rounds. "The conditions were not favorable for low scores but for the most part, I thought the guys battled."
Despite the windy conditions, two of the Lions starting five finished the day inside the top 20 golfers on the course, led by Ryan Gendron's ninth place. Gendron fired off rounds of 74 and 75, respectively for his 149 (+5) two round total. Colby Tyler joined Gendron in the top 20 as he tied for 18th with rounds of 76 and 75, respectively, for a combined total of 151 (+7).
Simon Knutsson tied for 30th with a 153 (+9) total with rounds of 77 and 76. Riley Goss tied for 39 with a 161 (+17) after a 79 and an 82 in the first two rounds. James Jessop rounded out the five starters with a 165 (+21), good enough for 75th place. Jessop shot rounds of 82 and 83.
Nilo Sanchez played as an individual and is tied for 65th following Monday's two rounds. Sanchez shot a 79 and 83 for his two-round total of 162 (+18).
Florida Southern holds a five-stroke lead after two rounds with a 587 (+11) team total. The Moccasins are led by John Vanderlann and Christian Anderson who are both tied for third with an even-par, 144.
Niclas Weiland, of Barry, leads the individual leaderboard with a three-under 141. Weiland shot rounds of 72 and 69 to head into Tuesday's final round with a two-stroke advantage.
The third and final round will get underway tomorrow, March 7, with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m.
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